Narc-Kenya party leader Martha Karua has addressed her absence from the Azimio La Umoja convention, where Raila Odinga was endorsed as the coalition’s presidential flagbearer.
Karua, a One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principal, skipped the function held at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) on Saturday as her co-principals led by Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Gideon Moi of Kanu and UDP’s Cyrus Jirongo led their respective parties in signing a coalition agreement under the Azimio La Umoja and endorsing Odinga for the presidency.
Musyoka announced that OKA has joined forces with the Azimio team and shelved his presidential ambitions in favor of Odinga, who is giving his fifth stab at the presidency.
Karua’s absence from the function graced by President Kenyatta of the Jubilee party raised questions, with some concerned Kenyans taking to social media to inquire about her whereabouts. Journalist David Makali was among those who noticed her conspicuous absence and sought to find out where she was.
“Where is Martha Karua?” Makali asked on Twitter.
Responding to Makali, Karua said she was “Relaxing at home.”